My Path Leads to Tibet

Author: Sabriye Tenberken
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162872370X
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While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to their own devices. Sabriye, who had lost her sight at the age of twelve as the result of a retinal disease, promised herself early on that she would never allow her blindness to turn her into an invalid. When she heard of a place where sightlessness was practically akin to leprosy, the decision was instant: she would go to Tibet to help these children.Armed with nothing but her conviction and determination, she single-handedly devised a Tibetan Braille alphabet and opened the first school for the blind in Tibet, with only a handful of students. From its modest beginnings, that school has grown into a full-fledged institution for visually impaired people of all ages. In this updated edition of My Path Leads to Tibet, Sabriye, shares the inspiring story of how she shone an unlikely light in a dark place.

World Poverty

Author: Sylvia Whitman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109067
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Explores how to define, measure, and keep track of poverty; the causes of poverty; and counterstrategies. This work features detailed case studies that examine the situations in the United States, India, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and the Ukraine.

For the Benefit of Those Who See

Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316248703
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"In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind....She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity."--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Having read FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO SEE, you will never see the world in quite the same way again.

Biography Today

Author: Cherie D. Abbey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780780809727
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Provides personal and professional data on famous individuals from such fields as sports, entertainment, literature, science, business, and politics.

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Cassette books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Touch the Top of the World

Author: Erik Weihenmayer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452282940
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A mountaineer who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disorder traces his struggle to ascend the "Seven Summits."